Erling Haaland bagged his 11th Premier League goal of the season to fire Manchester City to the top of the table with a 3-0 victory at Wolves on Saturday, while Son Heung-Min bagged a hat-trick to help Tottenham overcome Leicester.
After Jack Grealish opened the scoring inside the first minute at Molineux, Norway international Haaland doubled the advantage in the 16th minute before Nathan Collins was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Grealish.
England midfielder Phil Foden got himself on the scoresheet in the second half to add some gloss to the comfortable victory for City, who remain unbeaten across all competitions this season and have moved to the top of the league standings.
Haaland’s 11th league goal of the campaign also means he is the first player in Premier League history to score in each of his first four away games and while the Golden Boot almost looks a certainty already, the record of 34 goals in a single season in the competition’s history (jointly-held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer) is also in threat of being broken.
Next up for City after the international break is a home derby against Manchester United on October 2 before the Citizens then welcome FC Copenhagen and Southampton to the Etihad Stadium for Champions League and Premier League action respectively.
Saturday’s sole 15:00 offering ended with a share of the spoils at St James’ Park, as Newcastle United came from 1-0 behind to draw 1-1 against Bournemouth, who remain unbeaten under interim boss Gary O’Neil.
The Cherries went ahead through Philip Billing in the 62nd minute before Alexander Isak found the equaliser from the penalty spot just five minutes later following a VAR check for a Jefferson Lerma handball.
Newcastle have now drawn five of their seven league matches this season and have not won since the opening day against Nottingham Forest, while Bournemouth continue their revival since the sacking of Scott Parker.
In Saturday’s late match, Tottenham Hotspur continued their unbeaten start to the league season with a thumping 6-2 victory against Leicester City, who remain bottom of the table with just one point to their name.
Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Rodrigo Bentancur had given Spurs a 3-2 lead, with Youri Tielemans and James Maddison netting for the visitors, but the introduction of Son Heung-min in the second half proved decisive.
The South Korea international, who has been struggling for form this term, netted a hat-trick to record his first goals of the campaign and ensure Spurs climbed to second in the standings, only behind City on goal difference.
There are a further two games scheduled to take place in the Premier League on Sunday with Brentford hosting Arsenal (Match betting – Brentford 18/5, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 4/5) at 12:00 and West Ham travel to Goodison Park at (Match betting – Everton 2/1, Draw 12/5, West Ham 6/4) at 14:30.